Mary Pop­pins Re­turns

Is it prac­ti­cally per­fect in ev­ery way?

What's On (Abu Dhabi) - - CULTURE -

It’s been 54 years since we last wit­nessed enig­matic nanny Mary Pop­pins float down from the clouds. And most of us are now adults with adult jobs, adult stresses and adult re­spon­si­bil­i­ties – with fam­i­lies of our own. Even one of Mary’s orig­i­nal chil­dren Michael is hav­ing trou­ble adult­ing, so she de­cides it is time to pay the Banks’ an­other visit. This isn’t sim­ply a se­quel, it’s a long-awaited in­ter­ven­tion of pure, unadul­ter­ated joy. There are new songs – like the su­per­cal­ifrag­ilis­tic ‘Can You Imag­ine That?’ – new char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing Mary’s lamp­lighter friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Mi­randa, whose cock­ney ac­cent is a solid 7/10 on the Dick Van Dyke scale) and as for Emily Blunt, well, she’s ex­pi­ali­do­cious!

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